Prince Charming Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

“Some day, my Prince will come” goes the song. But what if he came – and went — and took half of everything with him? That’s the dilemma of the woman on her own again. And once bitten, twice shy, she may not want to rush into a new marriage. Most women can expect to spend at least a third of their adult lives on their own. That means they...

Dividing Debt in Divorce

Dividing Debt in Divorce

Question I know that California says that I get half of the property my husband and I have accumulated during our marriage. But what we have is mostly debts. What’s the best way to deal with them? Answer Unfortunately, its not unusual for couples these days to have more debts than assets. The general rule is that debts incurred during the marriage are the...

Keeping Your Head Above Water

Keeping Your Head Above Water

How To Make it Through Your Divorce Without Going Broke.  One of the great myths of separating and divorcing couples is that it is cheaper to live as a single than as a couple. Here’s the fallacy in that thinking: presently, you both contribute to your lifestyle. And if you’re like most couples, you struggle each month to make the paychecks stretch...